04.04.1942 No. 303 Squadron Spitfire Vb AD455 RF-V Fl/Lt. Jan Daszewski
Operation: Circus 119
Date: 4th April 1942 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 303 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire Vb
Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Location: English Channel
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszewski P-1503 PAF Age 26. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
Shot down and lost in the English Channel. 15 Spitfires (2 from 303 Squadron) were lost or damaged this day, 8 pilots killed, 2 classed as safe, 5 PoW.
Fl/Lt Daszerwski had been shot down on a previous patrol and baled out (Hurricane I P389 - severely wounded in a combat with an Me109 at 17:00 hrs on the 7th September 1940.
Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszerwski pictured left during service with the Defense Aerienne Du Territoire (DAT) section at Bourges by a Curtiss Hawk 75 fighter. Right with 303.
Fl/Lt. Jan Kazimierz Michał Daszewski. Missing. Commemorated on the Polish Memorial, at Northolt and the Warsaw Memorial to missing airman, Poland. Born 5th May 1915.